Earlier in the week, it was announced that Joe and Mud star Tye Sheridan had won the role of Young Cyclops in X-Men: Apocalypse. The news hasn't exactly swayed fans either way, as the actor is relatively unknown. But he does have one supporter in his corner, and it maybe the only voice that counts at the moment. James Marsden, who originated the role of Cyclops in 2000's X-Men, and played him in three more films, is quite happy with the choice 20th Century Fox has made.
"I think he's a wonderfully talented actor who blew me away in Mud. I've never seen a kid that young be that present and that powerful. So, I think he's a perfect fit and I congratulate him."
This isn't the first time that another actor has taken over the role. Tim Pocock also played a younger version of Scott Summers in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. About taking on the new job, Tye Sheridan dropped some quick comments on The Hollywood Reporter, saying that he 'loved the last movie' and that shooting on the sequel starts 'this summer'. THR hasn't posted their full interview with the actor just yet, but they did supply a tweet. We also have some new fan art that depicts Tye Sheridan as he'll look in his Cyclops costume. Will he flaunt the original 80s visor as seen here? We can only hope so!